Portraits of some royal women who were born on Christmas Day!
1874 - Lina Cavalieri
1901 - Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
1936 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
1948 Alia al-Hussein, Queen of Jordan
|Lady Mary Curzon wearing the famous|
|Portrait of Queen Frederica of Sweden |
by Johan Erik Bolinder.
|King Gustav IV Adolf |
and Queen Frederica.
|Queen Frederica in exile. Painted by|
Karl Stieler in 1810.
|Portrait of Princess Aniela Czartoryski nee Radziwill|
by Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun
|Carola of Vasa, Queen of Saxony|
|The dedication reads: "Polonaise for Piano-Forte composed and|
and dedicated to Her Imperial Majesty Elisabetha Alexeiewna,
Empress of Russia, by Louis van Beethoven.
|Mary Beatrice of Modena,|
Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
|"The good and pious Queen of England... She|
kept nothing to herself, and gave all she
had to the poor..."
|"Her mien was the noblest, the most majestic|
and imposing in the world, but it was also
sweet and modest."
|"She was the model of what a queen should be,|
and she bore her misfortunes heroically."
-Demertius C. Boulger
Carola of Vasa, Queen of Saxony Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Princess Carola of Vasa, last Queen of Saxony. She was bor...